UPDATE 10:14am GMT 12/8/11
An official statement has been issued by Nintendo:
“Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s role at Nintendo is not changing. He will continue to be a driving force in Nintendo’s development efforts. In discussing his priorities at Nintendo in a media interview, Mr. Miyamoto explained how he is encouraging the younger developers at the company to take more initiative and responsibility for developing software. He attempted to convey his priorities moving forward, inclusive of overseeing all video game development and ensuring the quality of all products. Mr. Miyamoto also discussed his [...]
Happy 57th Birthday, Shiggy!
Looking back at the childhood of Shigeru Miyamoto, it’s not difficult to see the signs of what was to come. An artist and musician from an early age, Miyamoto spent hours exploring the trails and hills surrounding his home outside Kyoto. The caves, the canyons and the fierce dogs on a chain were all there—a fantastic world for a young boy with a love of adventure.
The sights, sounds and even the animals Miyamoto saw would inspire the young artist to create a universe that not only launched his career, but also changed video games as we know them.
Obsessed with the artwork and sketches of the world of Walt Disney, Miyamoto pored over [...]